The New Frontier: Get The Americana Look At Home
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The Wild West is brimming with wonder and adventure and its arrival into town has lassoed our attention. The Americana look isn’t all about cowboys and deserts you know. Free-spirited, uncomplicated & carefree, this rootin’ tootin’ look is perfect for any home. Think sun-baked shades, rustic materials and a riot of pattern. Kick back by the campfire and take off your Stetson, it’s time to discover the newest frontier…
Textures, Textures, Textures
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To achieve this rustic and free-spirited look you need to look a little deeper at the details. A good mix of rough, unfinished and natural textures is the easiest way to achieve the look. Pair worn leather with untreated wood and scatter rough cotton and patterned textiles to achieve a look that looks just as good in town as it does way out west.
Embrace Desert Colors
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Be inspired by a stroll through the desert sunset with your colour choices. Start with a neutral backdrop (beige is back you know) and pair with spicy reds, faded brown and muddied yellow. And don’t forget to add some surprising flashes of cactus green and blue inspired by your favourite pair of jeans to keep it looking fresh. These sun-baked shades will work in any room of the home and will create a seriously relaxed scheme.
The Wild West is a big place and its vastness has inspired countless designers. So don’t be afraid to clash bold patterns. Mix and match your favourite prints that are as diverse as the landscape the Americana look has been inspired by. Pendleton is a great place to start, their blankets are inspired by traditional Indigenous design & craftsmanship.
Everyone knows that it’s the finishing touches that make a house a home. Be inspired by those desert motifs from classic Westerns, longhorns, cacti, desert landscapes & rough terrain. Choose a select few statement pieces that allow you embrace desert life without looking too Little House on the Prairie.
A Modern Western
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If talk of the Americana look has you thinking about your parents’ house decked out for the 4th of July, don’t worry. There’s peace and quiet to be found in the harsh desert so use this look to create a sanctuary for yourself. Bright, crisp white instantly brings the Americana look into the twenty first century. And untreated timber and rough textures ensure that you still hit all the style high notes. And don’t forget to throw in a cactus or two for good measure.
Earthy browns and deep greens come together using deliberate layering and prints to create a strong nature interior design style
wood, cork and terracotta coming into play with some classic chunky knit too
Keep base colors neutral, whites work best, and then color and interest can be added with texture and materials in-keeping with nature
think faux fur rug & layer soft cushio
Look for suitable patterns and color palettes and something that creates an inviting feel.
A textured rug is the ideal finishing touch in a bedroom, great underfoot in the morning
Add fresh green foliage to the design, and this doesn’t have to just be as a centre piece you can get creative with place settings
from storage shelves to towel rails. Bathrooms are great spaces for a variety of house plants too, the humid conditions mean many types thrive here and bold green hues will sit well against natural materials in any space.